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2018-2019 Board Members (L to R; Front Row): Abbey Thomas (Start Smart Chair), Alex Bennett (Vice President), Tammy Waller (President), Jessica Peck (Corresponding Secretary), Katie Farrin (Historian), (L to R; Back Row): Robin Buchanan (Sponsor), Lauren Harrison (Social Services), Liz Young (Admission), Amber Murphy (Recording Secretary), Kelsey Smith (Ways and Means), Joanna Kuhn (Treasurer).

Letter from our President 

 

Dear El Dorado Service League Members,

 

It is my great honor to serve as president for the 2019-2020 service league year.  El Dorado Service League provides a substantial amount of resources for the needy children of Union County.  When you realize the significant impact this organization has or when you see firsthand the needs being met, you know this work must continue.  I greatly appreciate the time that ESL members give as well as the financial support given to our organization by the community. 

 

In order to continue to serve the needy children of Union County, we are busy planning several fundraisers and projects.   We start the year with a project called Start Smart, which provides school supplies for all of the schools in Union County.  ESL provides toys for the underprivileged children in Union County through the Salvation Army Christmas tree angels. In February we perform the dental health play "The Trials of Tilly the Tooth" for all of the kindergartners in Union County to learn about dental health. Additionally, we provide three college scholarships for graduating seniors planning to go into a child related field. To support these projects, we host several fundraisers. We start the year off with a new fundraiser, Pancakes in Pajamas with Princesses and Pirates. We are looking forward to this new community outreach event and having fun with the children we serve. In November we will host our winter social event fundraiser, Toast the Night Away. The annual ESL Golf Tournament fundraiser follows in the spring. In addition to these fundraisers, we also sell our Simply Promising cookbook! Proceeds of money raised provide assistance to the children of Union County by meeting un-served medical, educational, personal, and charitable needs. El Dorado Service League also provides targeted, one-time endowments to charitable organizations with a demonstrated need. All members participate through the contribution of volunteer hours and the coordination of fundraising efforts.

 

We have a lot of hard work to do, but I am confident in the talented and dedicated group of women in our organization. Thank you for sharing your valuable time and talents with ESL.

 

Sincerely,

Alex Bennett

President, 2019-2020